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Chicago Visit

21 Sep

I had the most amazing time in Chicago last weekend. Here’s some of the highlights of my trip.

Chicago Trip 2012

Making a homemade vegan dinner with Bex and her husband (who by the way are not vegan, what awesome hosts!)

Chicago Trip 2012

Staying with Bex for one evening at her new home in the “country” outside of Chicago.

Chicago Trip 2012

Bex being silly / OPRAH!!!!!

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Lunch at the French Market where I tried out Raw’s vegan sampler (which was delicious!) and Bex and Vik had sushi.

Chicago Trip 2012

Shopping!!!!

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Enjoying post-shopping sangria’s and snacks at People.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Strawberry margarita’s on Vik’s roof deck while enjoying the sunset, and the company of her new puppy Duncan.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Finally getting to try out the Chicago Diner!  It did not disappoint.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Bex and I having a fantastic brunch at Meli Cafe, complete with an entire vegan/gluten-free menu!

Chicago Trip 2012

The Married with Children fountain!

Chicago Trip 2012

Checking out the lakefront.
Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Dipping our feet in the stream at Lurie Garden.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Exploring Millennium Park, and one of my favorite art installations, Crown Fountain.

Chicago Trip 2012

The Bean (aka Cloud Gate)!

I had so much fun visiting.  Thanks Bex and Vik for your amazing hospitality.  Can’t wait to visit you ladies again soon.  XOXO.

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Chicago Style

18 Sep

Chicago Style
{What I’m Wearing: Blazer: Crossroads Trading Co. (similar here); Tank/Dress: H&M (similar here); Jeans: Mavi; Loafers: Target; Bag: Cornelia Guest; Necklace: Love Brigade}

I’m finally back in New York City after a jam-packed week last week. I spent Wednesday through Friday on a business trip in Denver, where I had meetings and played golf (yuck). On Friday, instead of coming straight home I decided to make a stop in Chicago to visit my friends Rebecca (aka Bex) and Vik, who I hadn’t seen in almost four years. We had the best time catching up over cocktails, shopping, and wandering the various neighborhoods of the city.

I have close to 200 photos I’m currently editing from this weekend trip, which I’ll share on Friday. Thanks to Bex for grabbing these quick shots of me, I absolutely loved this mural and it was the perfect place to stop and take a few photos.

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style